Gemalto, the global leader in digital security, with the launch of its Cinterion® Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) wireless module platform, is expanding highly efficient IoT connectivity. The new solution builds on the success of Gemalto’s NB-IoT product in China, delivering highly efficient future 5G connectivity to APAC and Europe. A unique combination of numerous optional security features ensures trust in the comprehensive IoT ecosystem. The solution is ideal for the growing mass of industrial solutions that require expanded coverage, extreme efficiency, and long life such as smart city solutions and utility meters.
The IoT today, is accelerating at dizzying speed with China leading the way and the European market following with more than 415 million connections expected in the next five years. The majority of which are emerging in the industrial IoT (IIoT) sector where highly efficient, Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) technologies such as NB-IoT are driving massive expansion. A recent report by Custom Market Insights predicts the NB-IoT market to grow at a CAGR of 90% between now and 2025. As the number of connections continues to rise, so do cyber attacks making digital security an urgent concern.
Leveraging Gemalto’s strong capability in securely managing billions of digital credentials, the Cinterion NB-IoT platform is to offer an integrated eSIM in selected platform products. Gemalto eSIMs authenticate IoT devices, encrypt data and securely manage connections to cellular networks. Soldered to the IoT module, eSIMs reduce the size and cost of solutions while strengthening reliability and security. Pre-installed certificates simplify secure onboarding to cloud services by authenticating leading cloud platform providers.
The new Gemalto Cinterion ENS22 NB-IoT wireless module gives developers a single mode NB-IoT connectivity solution designed to meet the highest standards and requirements of the APAC and European regions. Gemalto’s advanced power management system significantly boosts energy performance extending battery life for up to 10 years. The module is ideal for stationary IoT applications that send data only at intermittent intervals.
To better manage devices in the field over long life cycles, the Cinterion NB-IoT module enables incremental firmware updates over-the-air (FOTA), a mandatory feature for device lifecycle management and cost savings.